This week my experience with Weekend in A French Kitchen ranged from the complex and wonderful– Chilled Spring Pea Soup from Café Boulud Cookbook–to  the simple and sublime–Langoustine (or Shrimp in my case) with Armagnac from A Kitchen in France by Mimi Thorisson. Mimi describes her recipe as “summer comfort food.” To me it is just plain delicious and ridiculously easy to make. Also, it is a great reminder that good recipes need not be complicated and time consuming. Two tips, however: don’t forget the Armagnac as it really adds a sophisticated twist; and if you are not a huge onion/shallot fan, feel free to cut that amount back to suit your tastes. I learned the hard way that shallots can vary greatly in volume. I think Mimi’s recipe intends that small ones be used rather than the baseball size Sous Chef bought. Shrimp with Armagnac

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Aurevoir and Bon Appetit until next week!

Shrimp with Armagnac